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over the rampart we watched were so balconyly streaming. and the rockets red glare. the bombs busting in air. gave prove through the night. that our flag was still there are. oh, say does that star spanked banner yet wave? over the land of the free. and the home of the brave (clapping.) by your lucky n
(clapping) >> thank you. >> ladies and gentlemen, please keep it going for beverly cruz from the filipino folk unacceptable. i'm honored to be here to celebrate filipino history month. yes. contrary to biefl of belief this has nothing to do when the filipinos took over sincerely monday night although we've
taken it over. it's a celebration to filipinos and we have a wonderful program for you. first of all, i'd like to bring up right away here currently, the only elected filipino official. and also the mayor's advisors of education and family services. please welcome hydro mendez. come on (clapping) thank you allen. i like that the current because there will be more. it's such a delight to be here in our home and thank you four joining us in city hall. i want to thank the neighborhood services we celebrate all our event in san francisco. i wanted to not spend a lot of time why we're here it's so
obvious. the richness of our cult and history needs to be celebrated. i'm happy you're here who we are as the filipinos and the richness of our heritage we want to share throughout san francisco and california every day. this isn't just the most it's one of the many months we celebrate. tights high honor to be up here someone who is special to all of us mayor ed lee was sworn in on january 8th as our ferd mayor of the city and county and inform and the first asian american in the history. with this being the second largest population in the united
states and the largest population in the state you mayor ed lee have made us proud. nearly 15 percent of the workforce of nearly 27 thousand employees are of filipino descent. asia a senior filipino elected official i'm proud to work side by side with a person of integrity, value and balance. his commitment to our community is demonstrated not only through honor and recognition as we does with the annual flag raising committee the filipino women's network representation and the special heritage month celebration but through his actions to run a city that that will help everyone thrive and succeed.
he's worked hard to create jobs and everything that supports parks and housing and quality of life and public safety and education. all things that are critical and important in the filipino community. mayor ed lee has given over 22 years of service and has served as our orchestra of public works and our director of the human rights commission and the deputy director of employment relations please give him a warm filipino welcome mayor ed lee. (clapping) >> thank you hi draw.
well, since hi draw rescued me i can't go joked jokes. thank you allen for mcing tonight and the wonderful beautiful music thank you, very much. >> welcome everyone. i see supervisor layoffs for being here and supervisor eric mar. who have the supervisors who i know value our communities very strongly. this is the 9th annual history filipino history month celebration here and i want to say that as much of the act ledge that hi draw has heaped on me i really have a job that i feel is important not just managing the city or helping
businesses create jobs or trying to get the warriors arena built or all the wonderful things i think one of the most important things we can do is make sure that this city recognize its own history, a history of immigrant. a history of people who come to this country seeking a better life and making it so. it isn't just those individuals who make the headlines or become elected officials, it's also those who toil for years who lived in the working class neighborhoods of san francisco who helped us because history will teach us this. filipino community helped us build the golden gate bridge and when we looking that it's not
just the named engineers whether it's the rail yards or the bridges are simply built by names their built by the hands of immigrants to make the city successful. and because of that history and because it's reflected in so much of the city. when i look at selma south of market and the "x" sorrow arena and understand where the filipino people are living you'll see street names that reflect the filipino national heroes. peoplely often excuse me. what is this street name mean resolve who's that? or other names? there are those streets that
reflect our history. and we have some special historic figures like victor who was a filipino oiven so we named a park after her. those are part of our city history. that not only should we recognize this history as part of this city but part of envy job and i believe part of the board of supervisors job is to reach into our communities and bring out the talent to help us not only manage but we need more heroes. we need more people from the filipino community to serve and a create and to innovative and to establish the milestones this city deems valuable. so i is back to you hi draw i know a lot of people are dpufs
trims amount of credit to helping our public schools succeed we have an in3r50i7b9d relationship with our schools because hi draw mendoza is my advisors and she clearly has been one who has been in my ear about what else we can do. because if we can help our public schools succeed many, many more filipinos who can't and don't go to private school can only succeed in our city with the help of the things we're doing to improve our relationship. so it's aspects like that or the record pace we're doing to reduce the domestic violence in our city. there are leaders from the filipino community we need the
talent so it's our job to make sure those communities are strongly represented in our government, in our commissions and in our private businesses as well as our strong narrowed leadership. so i ask you to continue to make sure that the filipino community and all its leaders become strong ambassadors not only for diversity sake but it make sense that we create importantly more talent to manage this creative city of san francisco. and it's in that veiny want deputy espanol general ass lesson to come up as i present to you (clapping) our cities official pramgs dlurg
kim and a distinguished guests friends. on behalf of the council general my wife and colleagues at the filipino general in san francisco and most importantly the filipino american community in san francisco in the bay area i'd like to express our deepest appreciation to the mayor's office and especially to you, mr. mayor for host this wonderful representation and giving us this proclamation. this is more than a celebration to close the most long celebration of filipino american history month. for this is a gesture for a oonlts time of the growing filipino american citizens across california and throughout the united states.
this month has been a month of learning. that the dreams and life lessons that were passed down from our generations resonate what a far greater community than friends. this the the art museums and signing of a b 1, 2, 3 which requires the filipino involvement. we learned about the work they served to usher policies and attitudes that shaped the greater community we live in today. filipino americans were not ethic filipinos they were americaners they are americans and have lived their lives in the fierce deserve to be
recognized as such. today, we wrap up our slkts celebrations in the heart of this city standing in the halls that our generations may not have imagined in their day. they broke their backs and offered their sweet and tears in the canries of the alaska and in the field of hawaii and in the streets of san francisco so the next generation could sit at the table what the rest of the community. that's a dream that's been released for some time now but it's important for us to understand and to continue to celebrate the tour of how our community came to be what it is today. thank you and good evening.
(clapping) >> thank you so much. the council general's partner is a tremor partner and we appreciate their sponsorship. thank you, council general. what the deputy coincidental general was speaking about i had a father that served in the military. tonight it's my honor to recognize the san francisco filipino cultural center. the san francisco filipino cultural center will be on mission street and promote unit within the filipino community by exemplifying the diverse members through inclusive programming. the center will aim to a enrich
the lives by providing a space to cultural the arts. the center will be working with the filipino community and other groups to develop the appreciation of the vibrant cultural of filipinos and it's neighborhood. at this time i want don to join me as we honor you in the cultural center in san francisco. (clapping) i want to have all the board members come up, please. >> thank you, very much and i'm honored. the board and the people have been working on the cultural center are thrilled to be at this point. in 2003 there was a town hall
meeting at december i didn't carmichael we talked about how to improve the community south of market and one of the points that came out of the discussion was to institute listed the contribution of the filipino community in san francisco and the bay area. and so 10 years ago we are started out at the it was supposed to be on top of bloomingdales. that didn't happen and we had another opportunity to be right next to the metro ran that also didn't happen. for various reasons. we're not at 8 fourteen mission kit corner from the metro iron right between denny's and sam's
liquor store. yeah, that's how we felt when they gave it to us. (laughter) >> but one of the strengths we have is to do a lot with a little. you can see the rendering observe architect has done and you'll start to vision listed it. one unique thing the center there's no design or programming direction for the first 3 years will be free rent and we're going to forward that to the community and invite everybody from the filipino community to come in and use the center at a very, very affordable rate. we're thrilled and mr. mayor congratulations, hope you have another 4 years and a supervisor
avalos your work in the workforce for san francisco is to be appreciated eric mar also been a supporter. i think jane kim is here. april how are you . thank you (clapping.) >> congratulations once again to don marcos in the ac c let's keep it going. thank you hi draw thank you so much. and mayor ed lee thank you, very much for your words. i don't know if you guys know this mayor ed lee is part filipino. he's the only mayor, i know that's trying to get the
warriors basketball here and he wants target here. we filipinos love our target. so right now we would like to recognize some of the filipinos that are morphs and sharks in our community. we're going to be presenting the filipino american awards where we have at this point the filipinos in all the corners of san francisco and recognizing the supervisors to give out the awards. our first supervisor is the latino george clooney i didn't >> inspires avalos.
so happy filipino american history month everyone (clapping) it's great it's really great to see everyone here as representative of the district in san francisco with the largest filipino population it's quite an honor to be here and to give recognition to great social innovator and friend dorisy we would like to call you up to the stage ms. she's a a long time district resident. dorisy is a native san franciscan a first generation filipino american. her father was part of the legacy thought i hotel. her father's name is antonio.
he was playing a special role as a janitor in detail city. he came across i won't say in the library are books from kufrlt innovators this year they're great poetry's that had tremendous impacts on dorisy and that impact has led to great work that dorisy has had in the filipino community particular at glide church where she's been a beloved icon with the great innovative services that the church provides for san franciscan especially san franciscans most vulnerable people.
dorisy a communication and digital story telling and assures that the glides work continues it reaches and moves the key constituent sisters. urging the digital story techniques grand engagement and social media programs she motivates the glide to provide their many, many services. and actually dorisy has been schooling me how to use twitter as well. i'm sure she does for others. strategic marketing services she leads the original contents in house mike agency and oversees the work of architects and artists to assure growing social
media. on behalf of our dedicated talents flip at glide in special recognition to our commitment to those in need and in honor to you're touching many lives i present you this honor (clapping.) thank you, supervisor avalos and congratulations dorisy. all right. keep it going. yes (clapping) all right. and now i'd like to bring up our next supervisor and this is the supervisor who's done an amazing job in district 6. yes district 6.
she's also my favorite electric base player jane kim. i have to bring up april she's the real celebrity. it's great to be here her i get two honorees. i know that april resides in district leveling but we're proud of what glide does and congratulations to her. john and i had a arm where else and john one out with his good evening including i didn't looks. i'm proud to represent in the south of market in the tenderloin we have such a strong organized filipino community
it's about more open space and parks whether it's stronger rec centers or public schoolsor more affordable housing. today, i want to honor someone who is the physical maufrgs of all you all our office priorities and that's roy. please come up. >> so i met ray any first years in office he's born and raised south of market he's a self-taught film photographer and he was guardians best of 2011 winner. navigate many